What causes throbbing pain in right front neck when pressing carotid artery, turning head, swallowing?
Yesterday I woke with what I thought was a sore throat, but soon after realized it was actually a throbbing pain in my right front neck. It hurts more when I press on my carotid artery, turn my head, and swallow, and the pain goes up into my jaw. Thoughts?
Internal Medicine Specialist, Dr. Sudhir's Response
Such pain can be caused by enlarged node,thyroid cysts/nodules or carotid body tumors.A clinical evaluation and ultrasound is recommended in cases like yours.Please provide more details and ask for detailed answer in premium category.
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